The Grail

Roaring pub crowds and thunderous festival audiences have been captivated by the thrilling energy and Celtic spirit of the band. The Grail is Gerry’s large scale show-band, who travelled around the world for many years, performing everywhere from Thailand to Spain, America and Ireland.

Gerry and Sean came to our house and played for my 60th birthday. They are very easy and professional to deal with. They played a number of quieter ballads to begin with and after an hour had everyone on their feet dancing making for a great party. Their music was enjoyed by all and we would have them back anytime.

Paul Borich

The Celtic Connection played at our housewarming last night. They were fantastic, interactive and versatile. Although the rain was pouring down , they helped make a great night. Highly recommended for anyone’s function.

Naomi Singer

We were blown away with your performance and our guests were too. You are all a talented bunch and were really pleasant and easy with organising the logistics etc. Thank you so much for everything.

Cat & Jamie

I can’t thank you enough for all the help you gave us with the day. Writing this and thinking back you took so much stress out of the day for me and I’m very grateful for that. Thanks again!

Emma

International Hobbit Day 2019 was a huge success! A huge thanks again to yourself, Marika and Chabb, you guys absolutely rocked that Marquee. Thanks again Gerry!

Ellis Paterson
Function & Event Coordinator - Hobbiton™ Movie Set

The Grail were darlings! Great and easy to deal with and such wonderful musicians! The crowd loved them and we will definitely try and have them back if we can.

Rugby World Cup Events Team
The Cloud Fanzone RWC 2011

We hired The Celtic Connection for a family birthday celebration and cannot recommend them highly enough. Fantastic sounds to entertain our guests. Professional, prompt and easy to deal with. Our two year old son and our 86 year old grandmother was dancing away. This music was a hit with everyone! Many thanks.

Alan Froggatt

Thank you so much for travelling all the way to the beautiful Hokianga. You guys made our Wedding the liveliest and happiest of days. Such a tight band of fantastic musicians. Thanks again, we hope to pop down to Father Ted’s some evening.

Aileen and Paul
The Grail Showreel

About The Grail

The Grail comprises an exceptional group of Celtic musicians and composers. These multi-instrumental performers have travelled the world many times over playing music, in addition to recording music for film and television. Their own compositions are inevitably enriched by this extensive travel to the farthest reaches of the globe.

These days they are based in Auckland NZ, where they perform for large budget productions such as weddings, television shows and larger corporate events such as The Rugby World Cup, The America’s Cup, and The Saint Patrick’s Festival. Recent performances at The Axis Awards Ceremony and Field Days in Hamilton went down a storm.

Clients We Have Worked With

Experience The Grail

The Grail offers an outstanding array of entertainment. The band praised by publicans and audiences from Dublin to Bangkok is available for short and long term contracts, and one-off gigs.

The Grail

Full 5 piece line-up on TV1’s Good Morning Show

Ever popular classic Irish songs are blended effortlessly with The Grail's critically acclaimed original tune sets to please the most demanding audiences.

The dancing is addictive when the fiddle starts to fly, while everyone joins in the festivities as the band spreads its infectious humour and encourages light-hearted audience participation.

Gerry O'Neil RWC 2011

Rugby World Cup 2011 (trio)

Audiences of every age will dance and sing along to songs by well known performers such as The Commitments, The Pogues, The Eagles, Steve Earle and many more.

Worldwide festivals have also added a wide range of international songs to the band's extensive repertoire.

The Grail also dazzle audiences with their original compositions of instrumental jigs and reels.

Gerry O'Neil Live on TV1

Performing as a trio on New Zealand’s TV1

Traditional Irish audiences love to sing along to classics such as "Whiskey In The Jar", "The Irish Rover" and "The Fields of Athenry” mixed in with the more contemporary sounds of Van Morrison, U2, Bob Marley and Johnny Cash.

Hire Us

The Grail are available as a 3, 4 or 5 piece band, tailoring our performances to meet your budget. Bookings for this year and next year are currently being scheduled.